Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 04 Oct 2012
Total posts 147
Does anyone know if any Australian airline plans to implement inflight wifi anytime in the future? With inflight wifi I mean connectivity to use services such as facebook, imessage, and other important services. Not just wifi streaming for Audio/Visual.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 24 Aug 2011
Total posts 384
Severely doubt it. Australia doesn't have the ground-based infrastructure for an affordable service, and satellite is just too expensive. VA/QF wouldn't burn the CAPEX required to introduce it - as they only compete with each other unlike the US where many domestic airlines fight for the same routes. And call me crazy, but it's nice to have a break while in the air.
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
Call me crazy too - I give a damn about internet on board. Though Skype would be nice, I do not believe that it will be an option even if they do WiFi. So only emails/SMS. Trully give a damn.
Member since 23 May 2012
Total posts 178
Australian Business Traveller announced that Virgin Australia would debut inflight wifi in October. I remember reading in another website that Richard Branson said Virgin Australia may launch a wifi service, similar to the one offered in Virgin America, when he visited Perth to launch VARA recently.
Member since 25 May 2012
Total posts 356
That announcement was based around the delivery of IFE content to Virgin-supplied devices and passengers' own devices.
There has not been any announcements regarding inflight wifi for the purposes of internet access while in flight on domestic routes within Australia.
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